Becoming a Digital University through Innovation: CMU Wins Smart City Solutions Awards 2023

22 November 2023

Corporate Communication and Alumni Relations Center (CCARC)

         CMU won the Smart City Solutions Award 2023, placing in the ‘Excellence’ category in Smart Mobility for the SCMC (Smart Campus Management Center)’s CMU Smart Surveillance Project. The project aims to promote safety and traffic efficiency on campus, alongside other areas of the CMU Smart City Project, namely Smart Environment, Smart Energy, Smart Economy, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, and Smart People.

        On November 22, 2023, Assistant Professor Dr. Tanyanuparb Anantana, Vice President, and Assistant Professor Dr. Chaiy Rungsiyakull, the SCMC Director, received the award from the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Prasert Chantararuangthong, during the opening of the Thailand Smart City Expo 2023, chaired by Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, the Deputy Prime Minister.

       SCMC’s CMU Smart Surveillance focuses on environmental development to address traffic management and safety issues. This is because users of CMU roads are not limited to students and staff, but also the general public, hence a significant number of vehicles on campus every day. The project has adopted the city management idea of using data. In designing and improving services, the university takes into account the concept of universal design which will allow every inhabitant in the city to access and benefit from services. Moreover, data from various sources are stored digitally and technologies are used to help extract this data, thus giving a comprehensive view of the city, such as AI image processing, machine learning, and big data analytics. This allows for data analysis and incorporation into decision-making and policy planning, as well as efficient operations across all aspects.

     The continuing implementation of CMU Smart Surveillance means that data is collected from various sources and when it is collected and ready to be analysed, it will then be used promptly in ways to meet the objective of this project, which is to improve and enhance safety and to reduce the risk of accidents for students, staff, and everyone else using the roads on the CMU campus.